Duck-down frost

Izumi Shikibu is using a reference to another poem to add to the sense of her own here: uFage are actually the feathers on a waterbird’s back, not down, so I have used a bit of poetic license in the translation.

Izumi Shikibu is saying, “I remained faithful last night, but I suspect you did not!”

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